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ERIC Number: EJ1062201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Pedagogy without Pedagogy: Dancing with Living, Knowing and Morale
Chen, Rosa Hong
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v47 n7 p688-703 2015
This article takes its retrospective lead from the oppressive schooling years during the Chinese Cultural Revolution to reflect on the educational significance of artistic activities through considering aesthetic virtues and moral agency cultivated in these activities. Describing an unconventional educational milieu where schooling was deliberately "dismantled", I emphasize the important role that artistic endeavours can play in building a person's aesthetic strength and moral power to overcome the adversity of life, hence for the fuller human development. By blending philosophical discussion with historical manifestation, I stress the less articulated educational discourse that makes dance relevant to the educational formation of epistemic virtues and moral sensibilities. Joining in the emerging efforts to improving the worlds of schools, curricula, and pedagogies, I argue that the contingent integration of different histories, life conditions, and social and cultural discourses are "transformative" sites for pedagogy. Thus, I seek to shed historically fresh light on the ways of thinking of schooling, education, and the arts for hope and possibility to ultimately argue for ways that can speak to the diversity of global societies today.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China